On International Women`s Day researchers say they might`ve found Amelia Earhart`s bones

On International Women`s Day researchers say they might`ve found Amelia Earhart`s bones

A new analysis of bones discovered in 1940 on the Pacific Island of Nikumaroro has found they were most likely to be those of legendary missing American pilot Amelia Earhart.

Alongside the bones were part of a woman's shoe, a sextant box similar to the one Earhart's co-pilot used and a Benedictine bottle, something Earhart was known to carry.

"But in 1998, a group of researchers from International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) re-analyzed Hoodless's measurements against an anthropological database and found they could have come from a tall woman (Earhart was about 5'7" or 5'8").

Jantz says that the remains bear more similarity to Earhart than 99 percent of individuals from a large reference sample.

Richard Jantz, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Tennessee, used a computer program called Fordisc to estimate the sex, ancestry and stature from seven bone measurements recovered from the island of Nikumaroro in 1940 and taken to Fiji. Public and private search parties combed the surrounding areas for Noonan and Earhart's remains, but no evidence was found.

A longstanding theory is that the famed pilot ran out of gas and crashed into deep ocean waters northwest of Howland Island, a tiny speck in the South Pacific that she and Noonan missed.

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"We are always hopefully Amelia will have an end to her story - she was such a inspirational lady and did a lot for aviation pioneering and had so many other talents", she said. The original analysis signed by Hoodless concluded the bones belonged to a man.

Bones found on a remote Pacific island are extremely likely to be those of Amelia Earhart, according to a scientist. One problem with his measurement, however, is that he had only one side of that bone (and arch), which makes figuring out the actual angle, especially with the tools available in 1941, tricky, Jantz noted in his paper.

The bones have disappeared since their discovery in the 1940s, so Jantz is basing his finding on the measurements of the bones taken at the time. The Marshall Islands theory gained traction last was debunked once Japanese bloggers determined an apparent photo of Earhart was from two years before she disappeared.

The George Palmer Putnam Collection of Amelia Earhart Papers at Purdue University also turned up measurements taken by a seamstress in preparation for a new pair of pants, allowing Jantz to estimate the length of the groundbreaking pilot's tibia. "There is an entire final chapter of Earhart's life that people don't know about".

"This strongly supports the conclusion that the Nikumaroro bones belonged to Amelia Earhart", it says.

In July 2017, the History Channel posted a photo saying that there was a possibility that Earhart could be seen in the photo.

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